Dec 12 - Dec 14, 2008
Directed by Courtney Hunt
Rated R, 97 min.
Underwritten by Matt Mullin of Silver Strike Lodge
Reviewed as one of the most interesting American independent films to come out of this year?s Sundance Film Festival, Frozen River is the story of Ray Eddy, a struggling upstate New York mom who is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling when she meets a Mohawk girl who lives on a reservation that straddles the US-Canadian border. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new home, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St. Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrants in the trunk of Ray's car. This is an intense and unique look at the lives of two enthralling characters.
Gripping! Opens up a world we barely see on film. - David Ansen, Newsweek
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